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Barour

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Baking sculpey
« on: May 28, 2014, 02:10:59 AM »
Hi, is it true that i can use sculpey by layers? I mean, can i bake a piece of sculpey and working on it with other sculpey and then put in the oven again?
I read about big sculpture build up using layers of sculpey...

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Karolina.S

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Re: Baking sculpey
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2014, 11:46:55 AM »
You can but bake as many times as you want but if you want to make a sculputer just make an armuture from tin foil or just anything that can go in to the oven, saves lots of work and lots of clay. Also it saves weight.
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Barour

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Re: Baking sculpey
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2014, 12:11:57 PM »
Thanks Karolina,

I have no other choice...i am making a sculpture starting from the bones and adding muscles and flesh after....and i need a firm base of sculpey/bones...

Also the work it s not so small...then i thought that work with layers of baked sculpey was the right decision...

I read about a liquid that helps to stick the new sculpey on the one cooked...

Whos know anythings?

many thanks Karolina for your answer :)

Karolina.S

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Re: Baking sculpey
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2014, 12:29:37 PM »
Liquid clay of any brand will do the bonding for you.
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Re: Baking sculpey
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2014, 12:31:43 PM »
It sounds lika a lot of work.

Why do you need bones? Are they going to be visable? Wire could otherwise substitute the clay bones.
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Barour

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Re: Baking sculpey
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2014, 03:00:44 PM »
Thanks Karolina,

Basically i am studying anatomy...however have an anatomical knowledge  definitely helps making a figure although most of the work is not visible in some points it become visible (under the flesh) and eventually it helps keeping the body proportions more "realistic".

At the moment is a lot of work :)

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Re: Baking sculpey
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2014, 03:17:01 PM »
The liquid clay called "Bake and Bond" is nice and sticky - if you are building vertical layers as l assume you are, the other liquid clays won't act as a glue during your sculpting, they'll only join them securely after baking and unless you use a very tiny amount they can cause the layers to be slippery.

Have you considered your oven size?  If necessary you can lay your sculpture on its side on a layer of polyester wadding (it doesn't burn) or in a bed of baking powder.


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Re: Baking sculpey
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2014, 06:45:11 PM »
Oven size and cost might be a factor if you want to create a sculpture in a realistic, almost forensic, manner.

Many sculptors do work quite realistic models over armatures though. It just means creating the armature with the same, exact knowledge. You might want to google the work of Katherine Dewey for example - this page of tips from her website has some info you might find useful http://www.elvenwork.com/tips.html#three

Also - I have removed your polls from your threads because they don't really make sense. If you want to ask a question here, you just start a thread. You don't actually need to add a poll or put your question into a poll.

The poll fuction is optional - just use that if you want to get people to vote on a particular issue.

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Barour

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Re: Baking sculpey
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2014, 01:08:27 AM »
Thank you!

You ve been really helpfull! And Emma sorry for the random pool..i did it as mistake..

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Re: Baking sculpey
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2014, 08:19:30 PM »
No worries - it has taken me an age to get used to this forum software and still I have to rely on everyone else to help me out!

Glad you found some of the info helpful

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Barour

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Re: Baking sculpey
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2014, 12:49:50 AM »
Hi Emma

I m having some problems uploading some pics of my attempts with sculpey

Do you know precisely  the resolution and sizes  the software needs?

I only get to uploaded two pics with extremely low resolution...i meant it..

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Re: Baking sculpey
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2014, 09:38:29 AM »
Its prob easier to upload to somewhere like photobucket and then link the pic :)